First released on PC way back in 2002, the French-developed Syberia series has gathered a quiet cult following over the years. You play as American lawyer Kate Walker, who leaves a stressful life in New York City behind (and her fiance) to go on an adventure. The titular Syberia is a supposedly mythical island where mammoths are said to live, and the first two games follow Walker and her robot friend Oscar as she tries to find it. At the end of the second game Walker discovers the island, and that was the last we saw of the Syberia series for thirteen years—until now, with the imminent release of a third game.
The story begins with Walker adrift on a raft, having left Syberia behind. She’s rescued by a diminutive race of nomads called the Youkol, with whom she shares a common enemy, and decides to accompany them on a seasonal migration across Europe and Russia. The Youkol travel with enormous snow ostriches, and it’s these creatures that their pilgrimage revolves around….